For almost twenty years, AJC New Jersey sponsored the Living Voices program in the New Jersey School System. This program, aimed at the reduction of prejudice and Holocaust education, has been seen by more than 300,000 students, faculty and AJC members throughout the State.
AJC New Jersey initiated and developed the Stamp Out Hate Coalition—comprised of 23 different ethnic, racial, and religious groups, who joined together to combat bigotry in New Jersey through educational programs and a powerful media campaign. On December 7, 1992 Governor Florio signed a proclamation in support for the campaign. Over the years, this coalition engendered a State-wide Stamp Out Hate Week, a Stamp Out Hate Sabbath weekend with over 100 churches, synagogues and mosques in participation, as well as a media blitz of 65 billboards across the state carrying the message.
Our campaign against anti-Semitism continues, even as evidence of anti-Semitism grows. In 2013, the EU's Agency for Fundamental Rights published a report on the growing anti-Semitism in Europe.
In 2014, in the wake of the Gaza crisis and the increased anti-semitic activity that folowed in Europe and Latin America, AJC New Jersey brought AJC experts to share on-the-ground briefings from Europe and Latin America with the New Jersey Jewish community.
In February of 2015, AJC New Jersey partnered with other New Jersey Jewish organizations to advocate on behalf of a State resolution condemning anti-Semitism, providing testimony at the Senate Government Committee hearing.
AJC New Jersey meets regularly with diplomatic representatives from the Consuls General and the UN to discuss issues of anti-Semitism. We also work to dispel anti-Semitism by working with interfaith and inter-group partners to raise awareness in the New Jersey community.